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Betty Maragos

March 11, 1928 — February 13, 2022

Betty Maragos

MORTON – Betty Lou Maragos, 93, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022, in Morton.

She was born on March 11, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., to Carl and Clara (O’Rourke) Hess. She married Mitchell Maragos in Janesville, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1953. He survives.

Also surviving are her son, Chris Maragos and daughter-in-law, Johnna Maragos of Morton; and grandchildren, Carl Maragos (partner, Abigail Capello), Helen Maragos (fiancé, Wesley Bishop), and Tom Maragos (partner, Madison Clark).

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joan Rauch and daughter, Phyllis Maragos.

Betty Lou graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1951 as a Registered Nurse, working as a nurse throughout her career in Wisconsin.  Upon retirement, she moved to Lakeland, Florida, where she lived for 27 years.  She was an avid reader and a strong supporter of education as she volunteered at underserved schools in Florida for 13 years.  A lifelong environmentalist, she enjoyed the outdoors, particularly birdwatching. She also enjoyed traveling to Elderhostels throughout the country with her husband. Betty was tired of cooking and was happy to move to Brandon Wood Retirement Center (Morton) to avoid doing so.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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